Senior Contract Administrator

Job Description

BAE Systems is currently recruiting for a Senior Contracts Administrator to join our team at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. As a Senior Contracts Administrator you will work with contract activity that is moderate to high risk to the business unit. Contract activity may be non-routine and require development of specialized contract vehicles and techniques to accomplish business goals and objectives. Work generally involves independent judgment and analysis of significant issue identification and resolution. Work may require development of new contract policies and processes or assessment of required deviations from established norm. Requires a lower degree of management attention.

Responsibilities
o With some management oversight, reviews complex solicitations and prepares specialized and/or non-routine response for proposals, bids, and contract modifications. Also may prepare complex requests for proposals.
o With some management oversight, analyzes significant, and/or unique contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and corporate policies and business unit procedure.
o Provides contractual guidance to business team members for appropriate Statement of Work. Manages contract change control process.
o Develops negotiation strategy and supports, and may lead, negotiation team on complex contractual issues.
o Analyzes new laws, regulations, and contract trends for potential impact on business unit goals and objectives.
o Functions as domain expert on selected areas and issues.
o Provides authoritative guidance to internal business teams on corporate goals and objectives relating to contract activity.
o Focal point for all communication with law, finance and business team disciplines for resolution of contract issues and disputes.
o May assist in new business pursuit and associated contract strategy.
o Assists in identification, development and implementation of new contract policy and processes.
o May participate in development of less complex business alliances and partnering agreements.
o Have a general understanding of the business case and an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications

Interface
Business unit management teams, senior project or program managers, customer/supplier law department, outside counsel, mid-level corporate management.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

* Bachelor's degree and 5+ years' relevant experience or master's degree and 3+ years experience.
Working knowledge of FAR/DFAR.
Ability to communicate policies and interpret regulations.
* Ability to prioritize and multitask.
* Ability to draft moderate to complex, non-routine contractual instruments.
Knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations, and applicable international contract law.
Excellent analytical and communication skills.
Good presentation, leadership and team-building skills.
Use of independent judgment and creativity applied to resolution of contract issues.
Excellent internal and external negotiation skills.

Preferred Skills and Education

* Construction experience a plus.
Preferred 2 years experience in Cost Type and Fixed Price contracting
* Preferred CFCM, CCCM, or CPCM.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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